MODELS!! MAKEUP ARTISTS!! HAIRSTYLISTS!! PHOTOGRAPHERS!!
The 1st Annual RFLX 5280 Fashion & Arts Expo will be held in Denver, Colorado on September 8th at Seventh Circle Music Collective! Join us for a night of music, art, runway fashion shows, and light refreshments!
The event will begin at 7pm.
If you’re interested in working at our show:
Send an email with the subject headline “[YOUR NAME] Model Casting” to email@example.com stating your:
*Measurements (Dress size, shoe size, height, etc.)
*Attach a full body photo
MAKEUP ARTISTS/ HAIRSTYLISTS:
Send an email with the subject headline “[YOUR NAME] Creative Artist Casting” to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your:
*MUA or Hairstylist?
*Attach photos of your work
Send an email with the subject headline “[YOUR NAME] Event Photographer” to email@example.com stating your:
*Attach a 5 photo portfolio
We will contact you with details about the dress rehearsal (which will take place sometime during the next two weeks.)
MUST BE 18 OR OLDER TO PARTICIPATE!!!!!!
2935 W. 7th Ave.
Denver, Colorado 80204
Written By Christopher Vandenbergh
When you think of Denver landmarks, what comes to mind? The Big Blue Bear outside the Convention Center? Sports Authority Field? Union Station? When it comes to designer, owner, and CEO of Capitol Brand Clothing’s Michael DeHerrera, the first thing he thought of was the CAPITOL BUILDING. One of the most memorable and significant landmarks in the city is the basis of the logo for his line of urban street wear.
Recently, the demand for similar brand images like Crooks and Castles, Obey, and many others has been on the rise in the Denver fashion scene. So finally, DeHerrera thought to himself, “I’ve been buying and wearing this sort of stuff for years now, so why not make my own?”. With a background in graphic design from Denver’s very own Art Institute, he got to work and made various styles of the simplistic icon until he found exactly what he was looking for. This image is now printed on 3 different designs of t-shirts and tanks and he is in the process of many more to come in the future.
I myself as a member of the RFLX 5280 team am super excited to see what kind of fashionable designs Mr. DeHerrera brings to the table in the near future, and you should be too! Capitol Brand is on almost all platforms of social media; with Facebook, Instagram, AND Twitter, so you too can stay tuned for what’s coming next! He has even established a following of brand-specific hash tags so you can help Michael #BRANDTHECITY and be a part of the Capitol brand movement.
The moral of the story is, you should definitely check out his website, www.capitol-brand.com, like them on Facebook, follow them on Instagram and Twitter, and support your local designers!
Don’t get me wrong–I don’t mean to down-play your talent, but at RFLX 5280, we believe that everyone’s an artist. Every single person on this Earth has the God-given gift of creativity. Some people are visionary painters, some people have a knack for sculpture, and some people are collage artists. The difference between each of us is the level of commitment we dedicate to that gift of creativity.
So, you’ve decided to commit yourself to your creativity. You make art whenever you have the chance and you think you’ve really “got the goods”. You have something to say. Your art is important to you and, besides your family and friends, you want the world to see it. Where do you even start???
How do you get your art noticed?
Fortunately, the art world is small here in Denver, as compared to the more famous art districts of New York and California, so breaking-in is a lot easier than you might think. The best way to introduce your art to the community is to dive right in! Attend as many art events as your wallet can handle and talk to other attendees. You’ll meet other Denver artists, collectors, dealers, bloggers, and gallery owners who are just as interested in discovering new artists as you are interested in showing your work!
Once you’ve established a few relationships in your art network, get involved! Volunteer to work at local art events. RiNo Artists and the Santa Fe art district are great resources. Comment on local art blogs–or start one yourself! By lending yourself to the community, you’re establishing your presence and reputation. Always remember that you’re one small part of the “big picture”. Your hard work and reputation will be the foundation for a greater opportunity. Don’t mess it up for yourself by getting all “divalicious” about your talent. If you’re working as a greeter for another local artist’s exhibition, that’s not really the appropriate time to badger your favorite Denver art gallery owner about sponsoring your latest installation.
Of course, when it is appropriate, like the day after you’ve exchanged business cards with a local collector, you don’t want to beat your vision into their head. Give them a link to your website, briefly (emphasis on briefly) describe your technique and themes, make sure they know how to contact you, and then be patient. It might take a little bit of restraint to avoid giving them your entire art philosophy but your patience will read as respect for the other person’s time and consideration. Let them decide if they understand or like your work for themselves before you press them any further.
This doesn’t mean that you should just pass out a stack of super-sweet business cards and wait by the phone. If your goal is to get your work seen at a Denver art show, you’ve gotta take some sort of action. Do some research and find out how to enter local group shows. Group shows are great platforms for exposure because they help you get your name recognized. On the flipped side, it’s a lot more difficult to promote your personal ideas within the confines of a group theme (I said more difficult–not impossible), but it’s a great stepping stone toward getting your first solo exhibition.
What’s even more awesome about breaking into the local arts scene is the fact that you don’t have to solely rely on traditional gallery establishments to get your art seen. When you’ve stabilized a decent reputation, organize your own show at an unexpected spot! You never know…if you’re able to get the community’s key players to attend, this could very well be your big break!
If you’re interested in showing your art with RFLX 5280, join our network! We’re dedicated to promoting young Denver artists in order to bring the city forward as the fashion & arts capitol of the Midwest!
Offer Ends 30 Aug 2013
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After Target’s last great collaboration with Prabal Gurung, I have been waiting on bated breath to hear which of my favorite designers would jump on the Target train next. The answer almost made me pee my pants…
3.1 Phillip Lim is coming to Target September 15th!
I am beyond excited! Phillip Lim is one of my all-time favorite American designers. His dressy-but-casual designs are known for looking very put together and pretty–but no matter how elegant they can be, there’s always a cool, street undertone. I can’t wait to get my hands on the entire line! Check out his Fall RTW 2013 line below!